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Bird Flu update: 3rd March

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The latest situation, a summary of biosecurity advice by our writer Kim Stoddart, and a case study

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In our January issue, Alicia Miller wrote about the rewards and fulfilment of the smallholding life. This month, she writes about the more

challenging side of ‘the good life’

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Bird flu update: February 15

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

We report on another outbreak, and explain how the restrictions across the UK will change after February 28

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Bird flu measures to be eased

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Most poultry keepers will no longer have to keep birds under cover

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Complying with bird flu measures

Monday, February 6, 2017

Vet’s advice to help you with your animals

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Still learning

Monday, February 6, 2017

LIZ SHANKLAND continues to find new challenges at her second smallholding, but plans are taking shape.

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An Irish view

Friday, February 3, 2017

Francis Nesbitt talks to Debbie Kingsley about his beautiful smallholding in Kilkenny, Ireland

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Bird flu: advice for poultry keepers

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DEFRA has told poultry keepers to take precautions to help stop the spread of bird flu. ANDY CAWTHRAY explains and offers advice

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Smallholding solutions

Monday, January 9, 2017

How to be prepared in smallholding

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Sam’s smallholding

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Sam Gray has had an eventful time on her Shropshire smallholding

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A gateway to the good life

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Kim Stoddart takes a look at a Welsh initiative to make sustainable smallholding much more accessible to everyone

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Home and dry

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Liz Shankland has advice on how to avoid mistakes with pig housing

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Guthrie McGruer explains how he has grappled with planning permission issues since buying a smallholding in the Wye Valley

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Welcome to a new bi-monthly feature series by Donald Macsween, a leading crofter from the Isle of Lewis

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Smallholding insurance advice

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Smallholders need insurance. Kim Stoddart takes a look at policies you might not be aware of...

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My Farm insurance have teamed up with global insurers Aviva to provide you with some of the best insurance protection for smallholders

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Crowdfunding is a great way to raise funds for a smallholding project. Alice Harlan, from Hampshire, did just that...

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Dan Cherry is a leading supplier of housing for chickens and other livestock. He talked to John Wright

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Nicola Hacking, an enthusiastic new smallholder, tells Debbie Kingsley how she and husband Graham have learned lots... the hard way

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Sam Gray gave up a busy city life for the ‘good life’ - and she loves it. In a new feature series, we will follow Sam on her smallholding journey

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Jeff and Margaret Brinkley long dreamed of having their own smallholding. And finally they did it. Jeff tells the story

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How to be a successful smallholder

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

What are five key factors for success in smallholding? We asked some of our writers and other smallholders.

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Tom’s hen houses

Monday, August 8, 2016

Meet Tom Vaughan, a skilled craftsman whose chicken houses are a big seller. He talks to John Wright

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Ready for a rifle?

Monday, August 8, 2016

Air rifles can provide a simple but effective solution to several of the smallholder’s pest control problems in addition to providing a source of free-range, local meat. Charlie Portlock explains

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A wildlife haven

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A smallholding couple in Staffordshire are providing a haven for wildlife, especially the threatened barn owl. Penny Bunting reports

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